We want your Alumni Weekend experience to be as great as your student experience. We know that you may have questions about Alumni Weekend, so we’ve provided the answers to the most commonly asked ones here. If you can’t find the answer you're looking for here or elsewhere on the Alumni Weekend website, please call us at 508-831-5600 or email us at alumni-office@wpi.edu.

Q: Who can attend Alumni Weekend?

A: Alumni Weekend is open to all WPI alumni and their guests. There will be classes celebrating reunions, but a majority of the events throughout the weekend are for ALL alumni.

Q: Which classes are celebrating reunions during Alumni Weekend?

A: In 2020, alumni from undergraduate class years ending in 0 and 5 will celebrate reunions.

Q: How can I find out who is attending to Alumni Weekend?

A: A list of who is planning to attend Alumni Weekend is available once registration is open. Be sure to check back often for updates!

Q: I need a place to stay during Alumni Weekend. Any recommendations?

A: The Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with Residential Services and a number of local hotels to offer both on-campus and off campus accommodations for guests. For more information visit the Accommodations page.

Q: Where do I pick up my reunion materials or register for events once I'm on campus?

A: The on-campus registration desk will be located on the main level of the Rubin Campus Center. Go here to check in when you arrive on campus, and to register for events if you have not registered ahead of time. 

Q: How and when do I check in to my on campus accommodations?

A: If you arrive between 8 am and 10 pm on your check-in day, you should go straight to your assigned residence hall to check in – there will be someone from Residential Services in the lobby to assist you. If you arrive after 10 pm, please go to the Campus Police office in Founder’s Hall to pick up your room keys. Founder’s Hall is located on Boynton Street. If you reserve on campus accommodations, you will receive an email with more information the week before Alumni Weekend.

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: Photos of family and friends, memorabilia from your college years, a camera, a cell phone, an umbrella, and anything else you may need to make your visit to campus more enjoyable. If you are staying on campus, we recommend bringing extra pillows and blankets, toiletries, washcloths, an alarm clock, a fan, as well as a cell phone (as phones are not provided in the residence hall rooms).

Q: What if I forget my cell phone charger at home?

A: Cell phone charging stations are available for a variety of devices throughout the Rubin Campus Center and in other buildings around campus. Our guests are welcome to use these charging stations as they need them.

Q: Is transportation available on campus?

A: A shuttle service will be provided to transport guests around campus. Transportation is also available to President Leshin’s and Provost Soboyejo’s homes on Saturday night for the 40th and 50th reunion receptions. However, off-campus services to local hotels will not be available. A number of Worcester hotels, including the ones we've partnered with for the weekend, provide their own local shuttle transportation.

Q: It's been a while since I've been back to campus. What's the best way to get there by car?

A: Please visit the Coming to Campus page on the WPI website for directions to campus.

Q: Where can I park?

A: All WPI parking lots will be open throughout Alumni Weekend. Handicap parking is available in most lots. Please click here for campus parking information. 

Q: Are there facilities for people with disabilities?

A: We try to meet the needs of all of our guests. Please indicate on your Alumni Weekend registration form if you or someone in your party has needs that may require special accommodations, or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 508-831-5600 so that we may discuss and accommodate your needs.

Q: What is the standard dress for the weekend?

A: Dress casually and comfortably for daytime activities. Business casual is recommended for Friday's Fifty-Year Associates Dinner and for class reunion celebrations on Saturday evening.

Q: Are there places to shop on and near campus?

A: Visit the WPI Bookstore (in the Rubin Campus Center) to purchase your WPI apparel and other items. Alumni will receive a discount valid during Alumni Weekend! You can also visit the registration desk for a list of local shops and restaurants.

Q: What will be served at each Alumni Weekend meal? Can WPI meet my dietary restrictions?

A: Alumni Weekend menus can be viewed on the Alumni Weekend website (along with the weekend schedule) once the schedule and menus have been set. If you or any of your guests have special dietary requirements, please tell us in your registration. We will try to meet the needs of all of our guests.

Q: How can someone contact me on campus during Alumni Weekend?

A: If anyone may need to contact you on campus in an emergency, please tell them that you can be reached through the WPI Campus Police at 508-831-5555. Campus Police will work with the Office of Alumni Relations to locate you during your visit.

Q: Is childcare available during Alumni Weekend?

A: Unfortunately WPI is not able to provide babysitting or childcare services for Alumni Weekend guests; however, there are many kid-friendly events being held during the weekend, and we hope you'll consider bringing the little ones along.

Q: Who are this year's Alumni Award recipients?

A: We were pleased to honor these alumni and friends for their their professional achievement and service to WPI at Alumni Weekend 2020.


Still have questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 508-831-5600 or alumni-office@wpi.edu. Check for updates and additional information at wpi.edu/+alumniweekend.